EVs are also joining the craze associated with crossovers, SUVs, and pickup trucks because the zero-emissions revolution is finally upon us – or so they say. However, some models don't care about all that because they were able to reinvent themselves on a dime. Take the C8 Chevy Corvette, for example, as it switched the front-engine RWD setup to mid-engine affairs – with RWD or even eAWD.
Naturally, people were intrigued by the eighth generation – and quickly became ecstatic when they found out their new C8 could beat more powerful opponents on and off the track. The quarter-mile dragstrip is no exception, and many love to find worthy opponents for their Corvette brawls, even more so when the Corvette in question is a feisty FPC-powered Z06, by the way.
Now, let us take an example, as it's always better to work with particular things rather than highly general stuff. The videographer behind the Wheels Plus channel on YouTube is a big fan of MRP - Mission Raceway Park in Mission, British Columbia, Canada - because of such entertaining brawls like the ones we are about to witness.
The main protagonist of the video feature embedded below is a burgundy-shaded C8 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 that has a trio of opportunities to show its worth. First, the record-breaking 670-hp naturally aspirated V8 sports car went against a significant representative of the muscle car world – the soon-to-be-departed Dodge Challenger. The description does not mention the version, so we presume it's not a Hellcat at MRP.
That meant the destruction was completely and utterly obvious – the C8 went far ahead and posted a good (not stellar) 11.75s time against Mopar's 14.49s ET. The difference is quite apparent even in terms of trap speeds, as the Chevy soared above 125 mph, and its opponent only managed 101 mph. Next, any Tesla is a much more formidable opponent, and this blue Model 3 (probably Performance) didn't disappoint – 11.33s for the feisty C8 and 11.54s for the EV representative.
Last but not least, after sports vs. muscle cars and after ICE-powered versus EVs, there was also a new versus old example with the Z06 duking it out with a modified Chevy SS truck – though again, it was less of a challenge, given the continuously improving 11.27s versus 13.47s result.